It looks like the second attempt has made it past the finish line – the House impeached Mayorkas

February 14 – On the eve before Valentine’s Day, the United States House of Representatives found enough votes to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. 

The House claims Mayorkas is failing to enforce border laws to close the wide-open southern border, which the Chamber believes is a matter of national security. 

Last week, the House brought the same articles of impeachment to the floor and it didn’t pass. 

This is only the second time an impeachment of a Cabinet member was passed in the House since 1876. 

Mayorkas has said the claims are baseless. 

Apparently, the trial is set for after President’s Day, in the US Senate. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll predicted, “This goes absolutely nowhere, as we’ve said for weeks as this has been brought up in the House. My concern with this, I realize there’s the argument that well let’s make this part of the historical record. That’s the same arguments the Democrats made when they impeached Trump twice. But this goes nowhere in the Senate. It’s also going to cost millions of dollars to conduct this trial. It’s going to eat up a lot of valuable time in Congress and the votes aren’t going to be anywhere close to removing this guy from office. So I’ve never been a fan of these exercises. I didn’t like when the Democrats did it to Trump twice. I don’t like it that they’re doing it to Mayorkas. By the way I would fire Mayorkas. If I was the president, I think there’s justifiable grounds just to fire him because he’s not doing his job, but impeachment is not the path to pursue here.”

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “Mayorkas is just carrying on what the puppet strings are being pulled by Biden from whoever’s running this s-show in this country right now. So I mean, Biden wouldn’t fire him. Of course not.”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM noted, “As much as we might think this is a waste of time and I do understand that perception because of the fact that this is Biden or the progressive Democrats’ policies that are actually what are causing things to be so awful. I still sometimes think it’s not a bad idea to have consequences for people who are willing to go along with bad policies. It should be a stain on this guy’s record as much as it should be a stain on Biden or the other progressive liberal Democrats who have pushed these policies. At least this is a stand saying look, this is really bad. This guy’s not doing his job. We’re going to make sure he’s got a permanent black mark, regardless of whether it goes anywhere else beyond the House. Somebody brought up maybe if Levine had gotten impeached in Pennsylvania like they wanted, there was talk of doing that, an effort to do that, maybe Levine wouldn’t have been able to go on to that next position in the current administration. It makes sense to me to have consequences for when you are doing your job badly.”

Barkdoll suggested, “The trial is going to be very quick. I mean, Schumer is saying maybe just a few days. One of the ironies here is there’s already talk that the Democrats may call in some conservative legal minds, like Jonathan Turley and Alan Dershowitz, those two specifically, they are forcefully out there saying how crazy this impeachment is. They think it’s inappropriate. Of course, those were some of the same witnesses that, to their credit, they’re consistent, that made the same arguments against the Trump impeachment. So some of this may sound very familiar because it is and don’t be surprised if you see some of those names emerge in a couple of weeks when this trial gets started.”